Wikipedia needs an IDE, not a WYSIWYG editor
Wikipedia, if you haven’t heard of it already, is the world’s biggest software project. At almost a billion lines, it’s twice as large as healthcare.gov. It’s coded in a homegrown Turing-complete programming language, and the full thirteen years of history is kept in a homegrown version control system. The final built artifact — an online encyclopedia — gets more traffic than Twitter.
More by Jim
- The inception bar: a new phishing method
- The hacker hype cycle
- Project C-43: the lost origins of asymmetric crypto
- How Hacker News stays interesting
- My parents are Flat-Earthers
- The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user
- The sorry state of OpenSSL usability
- I hate telephones
- The Three Ts of Time, Thought and Typing: measuring cost on the web
- Granddad died today
- Your syntax highlighter is wrong
Tagged . All content copyright James Fisher 2014. This post is not associated with my employer. Found an error? Edit this page.